JVC has announced that NewTek TriCaster multi-camera video production systems will offer native support of JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ network video production cameras. JVC will demonstrate its PTZ cameras at the 2017 NAB Show (booth C4315), which runs 24th-27th April in Las Vegas.
TriCaster offers control of a select group of PTZ cameras directly from its switcher user interface, which is useful for education, government, corporate, house-of-worship, traditional broadcast and sports applications.
JVC PTZ cameras will be added to the list of supported cameras as part of the next TriCaster software update and in the just-announced TriCaster TC1. In addition to LAN and RS- 232/422, TriCaster can control KY-PZ100 over Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE with appropriate adapters.
“JVC has been part of the NewTek Developer Network since 2015 and TriCaster users can already use our ProHD and 4KCAM wireless cameras in multi-camera productions,” said Gustav Emrich, European Product Manager, JVC. “We are very pleased that TriCaster will now offer native support of our PTZ cameras, which will be a very valuable feature for productions that rely on limited personnel.”
“We are excited to add control of JVC’s PTZ cameras directly from the interface of the NewTek TriCaster.
Customers are going to love native support of JVC’s PTZ cameras in TriCaster,” said Michael Kornet, executive vice president of Business Development for NewTek. “The combined JVC PTZ and NewTek TriCaster solution is a perfect fit for the flexibility, ease-of-use and cost savings this represents in the market.”
Available in black and white housings, the KY-PZ100 features a 1/2.8-inch CMOS sensor and 30x optical zoom lens, and its f/1.6-4.7 maximum aperture delivers excellent low-light performance.
When connected to a Wi-Fi adapter or 3G/4G/LTE modem via USB, or directly connected to a LAN, it streams up to 1080p/50/60 video at a variety of bit rates with two-channel audio and minimal latency. The KY-PZ100 also supports on-board HD recording at up to 50Mbps to a MicroSDHC/SDXC media card and recorded files can be uploaded to an external server.